Food dehydrater

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  1. ozarkin'it

    ozarkin'it Well-Known Member

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    does anyone know where I can get a dehydrator for a reasonable price? used would be okay. Ive found one at walmart for 95$ --CRAZY! can someone help?
    Im in Indy right now
     
  2. Tater'sPa

    Tater'sPa Well-Known Member

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    Try ebay :)
    114 items found for Food Dehydrator
     

  3. Meg Z

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    Don't forget your oven. I'm using it on the pears now, as well as the dehydrator, and getting much more done with the oven.

    Meg :)
     
  4. NancyinArkansas

    NancyinArkansas Well-Known Member

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    I found one new in the box for 2.50 cents at the thrift store today--worth a try-- nancy
     
  5. AnnaS

    AnnaS Well-Known Member

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    I dehydrate in my car. Food/herbs on wire mesh trays or baskets on the rear window shelf, crack the window about "1 to let the moisture out and park it in the sun. Check every 6 hours and turn when needed. If I slice them thin and get full sun, I can do peaches in 1 day. Can't think of anything cheaper than that!
     
  6. ozarkin'it

    ozarkin'it Well-Known Member

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    Nancy, I'll give you 5$ for it. And I'll come get it.
     
  7. RedneckPete

    RedneckPete Well-Known Member

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    Build a dehydrator. I made one for about $20.00 materials, with 8 24 x 24" racks. It will dry a batch in about 8 hrs.

    All you need is a box with a few (three in my case) heat lamps at the bottom with a small fan to push the heat up through the racks. Move the top racks to the bottom and the bottom ones to the top half way through the cycle.

    Build your racks out of a frame of wood covered with fiberglass window screen.

    Build the box out of whatever wood you have around.

    Pete
     
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    mightybooboo Well-Known Member

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    I will 2nd that idea,its worked for me.
    BooBoo
     
  9. ozarkin'it

    ozarkin'it Well-Known Member

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    I might try that sometime, but I just got one off ebay for 15 dollars.